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Mortgage applications rebound in weekly survey

Mortgage application activity picked up last week following a lull during the Columbus Day holiday, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) reported.

MBA’s seasonally adjusted composite index rose by 4.9 percent for the week ending on Oct. 19. The refinance index increased by 10 percent despite rates holding near seven-year highs. The adjusted purchase index increased by 2 percent. The figures weren’t adjusted to account for the Columbus Day holiday.

"The holiday impacted refinance applications more than purchases, as refinances rebounded almost 10 percent,” said Joel Kan, MBA associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting.

“Meanwhile, purchase applications increased two percent over the prior week but were still four percent lower than two weeks ago—a sign that both the jump in mortgage rates and tight inventory continue to hold back application activity."

The refinance share of applications rose by 1.7 percentage points to 39.8 percent, MBA reported. 


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